Harvest your blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries. Use them right away in salads, pies, tarts, over oatmeal, or in smoothies. Feeling a bit overwhelmed by your crops this year? Make jams or preserves, or freeze them for winter use!
Keep up with your maintenance so your garden will look it’s best! Be attentive to your watering, especially as temperatures start to rise. Regularly scout for weeds, and be vigilant about pests. Intervene early if you suspect critters are making themselves at home in your garden beds – handpick insects or use organic sprays as needed, and make sure vegetable garden fencing is keeping the bunnies and chipmunks out.
It’s finally time to cut down unsightly daffodil foliage – your patience will be rewarded with lots of blooms next spring! If you were less than impressed with your bulb displays this year, start thinking about where you would like to add more and research varieties online or in bulb catalogs.
Many of your vegetables will be ready to harvest throughout the month of July. Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Carrots, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Onions, Potatoes, Peppers, Radishes, and Tomatoes, along with your leafy greens (provided they haven’t bolted yet) mean you’ll be eating well for the next few weeks! And rest assured there will be plenty more harvesting to do in August.